Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.
“Somedays won’t end ever and somedays pass on by, I’ll be working here forever, at least until I die.” It’s one of those days that won’t ever end, and while I’ve got my tunes shuffling to keep me sane, the time to address each of these tunes is scarce. Forgive the brevity! —MP
“The Truth About Love” by P!nk (from The Truth About Love, 2012)
P!nk is still married, right? I swear I asked myself this question at least a dozen times while giving her new record a spin. My wife was quick to reassure me that yes, she and her husband are, in fact, still together. Or, back together, as it were. Either way, P!nk has some less than complimentary things to say about her man.
“Amnesia” by Dead Can Dance (from Anastasis, 2012)
I haven’t had a chance to soak this record in completely.
“They Don’t Know” by Tracey Ullman (from Just Can’t Get Enough, Vol. 12, 1995)
“Bay-ay-be-ee!” (Yes, I know that was Kirsty MacColl, not Miss Ullman.) Goodness, I love this tune.
“Daylight” by Matt & Kim (from Grand, 2009)
Overexposure killed this tune for me.
“Alive” by Pearl Jam (from Live at the Gorge 05/06, 2007)
Eddie Vedder has the unique ability to capture (recapture?) the exact emotion required to deliver “Alive” with the same ferocity twenty-some-odd years later.
What’s on your shuffle today?